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. horses ander bayonets. chris: was it this zinger in the vice presidential debate. >> jack kennedy. >> now you're jack kennedy. chris: these aren't the best of all time. >> i like the navy one and i know -- chris: the bayonets and horses. >> the white house had been prepared for that one because mechanism was using the line about the navy being smaller now. chris: one of his biggest advisers, former secretary of the navy, 600-ship navy. >> so they were prepared for it and put that line in there just waiting and it was so funny, i was there for that debate and the second mitt romney said what he did, a lot of the reporters trying to groans baud they knew what was coming. >> i like the zinger from the president. the one i like was on the david letterman show. letterman says you and mitt romney don't like each other, why not? and he said, when we were kids together in kenya growing up and that kind of humor really makes an impact on people because they like it. chris: it's self deprecating, taking the biggest charge against you. >> i'm going with the kerry. the setup thing was terrible but wh
elected president. did you come across any facts about that? >> yes, yes i do. jack kennedy did need to rig the election. it was someone named richard daley who did very well in illinois. that is number one. number two, there were rumors that the mob helped in and around chicago to pull out the vote. .. over the years of less than an unsavory things and maybe a bit of a playwright and a lot of instances. if you have an example for that? >> yeah. hundreds and hundreds of pages. you know, it's hard to know. you write a book and stick it out there and then you discover what it's about, and i've gotten a lot of bucks since tuesday but it's gotten a lot of reviews and all of the reviews make it sound as though i've done my hatchet job on this guy because his behavior to words jewish americans, whose behavior during the war and whose behavior as a ruthless businessman was not something to be celebrated, and certainly in the buck. >> is it helpful [inaudible] your patterns well within the people who are protecting against catholicism and if he would comment [inaudible] >> in 1960 jack kenne
to jack kennedy, instant details in what i consider an adequate way, not one went into substantial detail about what happened to lyndon johnson, or his point of view. the assassination had never been told from johnson's point of view that came to me when i was doing this book, we have to that. how the do that? first you interview the people who are still alive. john connolly himself is very helpful to me, had this great ranch in south texas with a stable of quarter horses, he used to come over to the guest house where i would stay very early in the morning, 5:30 or 6:00 and we go and sit on the top railing of a fence watching the quarter horses and he would tell me, he answered almost every question i asked, but took me through the assassination -- among the things he said was everybody thought when they heard the shot that it was a motorcycle backfire or that it was a balloon going on for a firecracker. i knew the instant i heard that it was the crack of a hunting rifle. i talked to everyone with lyndon johnson, still live in the hospital with lyndon johnson, congressman jack brooks, lyn
matthews, whose book, "jack kennedy: elusive hero," is a best seller, and of course, now, out in paperback. you, of course, your book calls him an elusive hero. i'm struck by the quote that ted sorenson, his close friend and legendary speechwriter said about him. it sounds so much like what people say about reagan, still. i never knew everything about him. no one did. different parts of his life were seen by different people, but no one saw it all. so elusive. >> in fact, he lived his life as we all know it, his infidelities, he would hang out with certain guys who would share in that world and he had another set of friends who were absolutely faithful to their wives, like charlie bartlett and red fay. and would spend so much time with them, they had no idea about this other life he was living. he would compartmentalize everything. but jackie had it right, she was still in shock, and invited teddy kennedy up there, that dark, rainy friday night, the week afterwards, and said, my husband wasn't this glamorous, playboy good-looking guide that everybody looked up to, he was still the kid who
been a friend of frost. but he was no jack kennedy. [laughter] here's a picture of washington's inauguration the first one in 79 that place in the capitol at the time. the next inaugurations took place in philadelphia and the first one in washington was in 1801. now there is a mess, a legend of the george washington so help me god at the end of the los. but there is no proof that he said that. out of the four words at the time it's come to be a tradition at least from 1933 to the present those words have been added at the end of the los. this is 1929 coming in on the left is the chief justice william howard taft and he is administering the oath of office to the new president herbert hoover. he's the only person ever to be both president and chief justice and you're supposed to say preserve, protect and defend the constitution that he said cruisers, maintain and defend and this was a mistake was actually discovered by a little 13 year old girl listening to the inauguration on radio in the classroom and the state of new york. she's the one that brought it to everybody's attentio
and it was a time when a lot of us, my generation were inspired by jack kennedy's asked not speech, asked not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country. i devoted a long time, 35 years to national service. >> were you recruited? >> i threw myself at them. >> your book is called castro's secrets. if you would, described the cia of cuba or the secret police, what ever you worked with down there. >> one of the major findings of the book is that the cuban intelligence service beginning in the early 1960's during quickly became one of the four or five best in the world. rivaling the cia, the intelligence service on which to a large extent the cubin service was modeled on the surface. small countries urgently needing the revolution like the israeli government let was formed in 1948 urgently needing to defend themselves against all of their neighbors and the cuban revolution against the united states. the eisenhower and the penetration and the kennedy administration were determined to rid cuba of fidel castro. there was the bay of pigs from 1961, the kennedy administration hum
. friendly may have been a friend to frost, but finley was no jack kennedy. [laughter] here is a depiction of george washington inauguration, the first one, 1789 which took place in new york city which was our capital of the time. the next two and i eurasia's to press in philadelphia. the first one in washington was in 1801. there is a myth, legend that george washington added the words so help me god at the end of the health. there is no real proof that he said that. nobody ever wrote that he stepped out of those four words of the time, but it has come to be a tradition, at least from 1933 until present, those words have been added at the end of the health. this is 1929, and on the left is chief justice william howard taft. he is investing yield of office to the new president, herbert hoover. taft is the only person ever to be both president and chief justice. and he actually made a little mistake in the of that year. you're supposed to say preserve, protect and defend the constitution. he said, preserve, maintain, and fanned. this was a mistake that was actually discovered by a little 13
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world war ii. jack kennedy knew he couldn't run with his father's shadow behind him. joe was sent into exile in palm beach, the south of france, hyannis port. >> did joe ever regret that he was wrong about the nazis and world war ii? >> no. on the contrary. there was this moment where he meets with churchill. churchill was defeated and the war is over and he's defeat and he comes to the united states for a vacation. they meet and winston churchill said to joe kennedy i am desperately sorry your son was killed in the war. joe jr. was killed in a bomber and crashed. joe kennedy looks at him and said what was it all for? all we got now is the soviets dominating europe instead of the germans. we fought a war for this? >> did joe's outspokenness against world war ii make kennedy more of a hawk and jfk ending up being more of a hawk in response to his father? >> that's a great question. i don't know. i think part of what jfk does is follows his father. his father was an isolationist, but he was also in favor of huge military budgets to build up missile systems and every conceivable type
them because anybody associate width me their whole life is over. >> i'm a jack kennedy democrat. my parents are irish immigrants -- >> but you were working class. >> i believe that -- i believe in strong military, and helping those below you, and if you're balancing the budget and doing -- you should be able to sleep with whoever you want. that's the jack kennedy approach. >> you're in that libertarian democratic precincts. >> i guess so. >> a lot of firefighters just beat the hell out of you because they're strong, conservative. >> i have a lot of conservative views. >> give me one. >> well, tattoos. i basically don't like tattoos. unless you're a firefighter who has a tattoo that has to do with that or a military guy. those are people who have shoo have tattoos. maybe if your keith rich shard chards, i don't like the speeder on the neck. >> sends the wrong message. >> moron. >> you know what we found common ground? >> we did. >> america today. we have an attitude like the greeks and the romans. >> sure. >> we're growing down? >> sure. don't you think? >> i'm asking you, man. >> i
face, oh, so now you're jack kennedy. that was the moment where it use like oh, this is like when you are talking to your dad and he turns around and says enough out of you. joe biden put that boy in his place. it reminded me of kathy bates. >> the part where she hits it car. >> he just spanked the guy. it was fantastic. the jack kennedy line was epic. it was my favorite line of the debate. >> i went into the debates cynical. biden is not going to say anything to paul ryan. he said that line and i was like oh! he said it! >> part of the reason this was happening is because we were so sad on the left after the first one. we just have to take a look at president obama during that first debate. it was -- it was a sad moment. the reason we were so excited about biden, what was going on there? >> i'm glad we had the sad drama. it sound tracked to 2012. i feel like biden is like a fun dad but then was able in the debate to get away with being angry dad. he's like fun, laughing, i'm kind of condescending to this guy and then with the jack kennedy line, like seriously, don't mess around. >> t
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not going to embarrass them. anybody associated with me their life is over. >> i am a jack kennedy liberal. >> working class guy. i believe in strong military and helping those below you and if you are balancing the budget you did a good job as president you should be able to sleep with anybody you want. jack kennedy approach. >> libertarian democratic sense. >> a lot just beat the hell out of you they are strong conservative. >> i have a lot of conservative views on a lot of things. >> give me one? >> tattoos. i don't like tattoos. >> military guys those are people that should have tattoos. >> you don't like the spider on the neck. >> i think that sends a wrong message. >> more ron. >> you know what we found? common ground. >> america today. we don't have tuts like the greeks or the romans. >> sure. don't you think? >> i am asking you, man. >> we keep doing the same things and expecting different results. debate used to work for our country doesn't work now. tribalism worked the greek thinking. we are like a complil layings f compilation of every empire. we are like the costco of empires
everybody up. where is that argument? >> and jack kennedy said, if you want to raise tax revenues, you must cut tax rates. the opposite of what obama said. they don't believe it. they want a western european style cradle to grave state. they want to make sure that they preserve it and they want to pay for it. the middle class is going to be nailed and they are going to blame republicans and they are going to have to go back to get more money. isn't it mostly true, taxing the rich, and you poll the whole electric. the middle income people believe they are going to be next. middle income say you are not going to get enough money there. they are going to hit me and there is going to be a carbon tax. president obama needs to expand the government. i wish the majority of the middle class saw it that way. more than half the country felt that his left wing agenda was it. it isn't eventually the middle class is going to get nailed. and the spin will be that republicans jacked up the economy so badly. >> i think that is where this is going. i think there could be a tax and maybe it can't get through
was no jack kennedy. [laughter] here's a depiction of george washington's inauguration the first and 1789 that took place in new york city which was the capitol of the time. the next two inauguration's took place in philadelphia and the first one in washington was in 1801. there is a myth that he added the words so help me god at the end. there's no proof at the time, but it's come to be a tradition at least from 1933 to the present those words have been added at the end of the oath. this is 1929. and on the left is chief justice william howard taft and he is administering the oath of office to the new president herbert hoover. taft is the only person ever to be both president and chief justice to it and he actually made a little mistake that year. he was apostasy preserve, protect and defend the constitution. but he said preserved, maintain and defend, and this was a mistake that was actually discovered by a little 13-year-old girl listening to the inauguration on radio in her classroom in the state of new york. she's the one who brought it to everybody's attention and they checked it ou
there i really loved it. >> rose: and then there is a meeting, ed war r murrow is in los angeles, jack kennedy, president kennedy had made him head of u.s. information agency, usia i guess. >> correct. >> and he's there and he requests a meeting with you and he wants you to come to washington. >> yeah. >> rose: and you say no. >> he asked me. and i said i've really am now like my father's partner. and he is just beginning the greatest story ever told. a very ambitious film. and i said as enticing an offer, opportunity as this is, i really can't do it. and a couple of days later i was at the studio. i will never forget dad and pri walking across the fox lot to lunch. and murrow came up, and you know, so i told him and he just looked at me and he said you have to do it. he understood that this was my kind of chance to fly. and de it at considerable sacrifice because it made it-- . >> rose: difficult for him to do what he was doing. >> yeah. >> rose: he understood it was important for to you find your legs somewhere else. >> so when i say he was a great father, that perhaps expresses it.
. i was looking over my editorials from 1962 just yesterday, and i have endorsed jack kennedy's proposal. you know what it was? take the top rate on individual income taxes from 91% to 71%. i think kennedy died before it happened, but i think the corporate rate was, if i recall, 43% to take it down to 35. i'm not sure about that, but i know i endorsed it, and i endorsed kennedy's argument because it sounded right. >> hang on a second. the republicans now offer 2.2 trillion in debt to the president's lack of serious proposal here. the president said he wants some type of grand bargain. he wants it to be fair. he's willing to work with the republicans. show me in his proposal where he's moved at all because what geithner presented was basically their old budget. >> well, it's not only that. look. the president demanded 1.6 trillion in new taxes. they want to rub the a tea party noses of the caucus in their no new taxes pledge. i think the president is showing that he seems to have a whip, shawn, b by virtue of the fact he's more willing to go over the fiscal cliff than the repub
facts? the democrats in this election were like democrats going back to jack kennedy. but the republicans were far to the right as anything we've ever seen from that party, ever. self deportation, treat women like they belong in binders, ignore the rights of gay people, crack down on abortion rights, even in cases of rape. all the lingo in the gop platform approved in tampa, and not a ward. one of the country's two major parties. certainly not by his own admission, jeb bush. so, tonight, we're going to nail it. we go to the truth. and why it was the truth that dare fot be reported in the mainstream media. joining me now is joan walsh. what's wrong with the right? thank you both for joining us. here's a guy i really expect of aei, the american enterprise institute talking about the broadcast kneltworks. i can't recall a campaign where i've seen more lying going on. and it wasn't symmetric. but it seemed pretty clear to me that the republican campaign was far more from the top. if voters are going to be able to hold accountable political figures, they've got to know wha
're in the stores this weekend, pick up a copy of my book, "jack kennedy: elusive hero." it's a perfect stocking stuffer. it's a great american story filled with high ideals and romance. it will take you to a different time, a different man, a different america. if you're like me, you're going to love it. we'll be right back. >>> we're back. if president obama nominates the former senator chuck hagel for the next secretary of defense, he could find himself with a tough political fight on his hands. look at this new ad from a pro-israeli group. >> secretary of defense chuck hagel? president obama says he supports sanctions on iran. hagel voted against them. hagel voted against labeling iran's revolutionary guard a terrorist group. and while president obama says all options are on the table for preventing a nuclear iran, hagel says military action is not a viable, feasible, responsible option. president obama, for secretary of defense, chalk hagel is not a responsible option. >> well, "the new yorker" magazine's ryan lizza tweeted this week, the coming attacks on chuck hagel will make the susan ri
of all time was the kennedys on eisenhower. to make jack kennedy look young and vibrant, you had to make eisenhower look old and dull. that stuck. but what people didn't realize was that with a hidden hand, as a professor once said, he was doing a lot. what he was really doing was keeping us out of war. and you don't get credit for things that don't happen. but he for eight years, got us out -- we were in korea when we got in, he got us out by bluffing, basically. >> brinksmanship. >> threatening to use the bomb and other things. then he spent the next eight years at a scary, dangerous time. the cold war is getting going, nuclear weapons are new things, communist threats all over the place. he basically bluffed our way through eight years. we didn't lose any soldiers, department get into any wars, stayed out of vietnam. >> the economy exploded, created the interstate system, invested in science. >> and balanced the budget while he was doing it. and there was huge pressure on him to spend more defense, and he was the one guy who understood how to stop that. he used to talk about "those bo
, and literally took us to the moon. get a copy of "jack kennedy, elusive hero." it makes a fabulous, affordable gift for people who share your ideals. it's a paperback, it's cheaper. we'll be right back. +9@> >>> we're back. the republican party, as we just said, is in a soul searching mode right now looking to explain its loss and find a new candidate to take them to a win. back in the 1950s the moderate wing of the republican party was coming off defeat until general dwight d. eisenhower came in creating what would later be called eisenhower republicans, a group that seems near extinction. evans thomas is author of a new book that is getting great reviews. and david eisenhower, for whom camp david was named, is the grandson of ike. >>> we're back. the republican party, as we just said, is in a soul searching mode right now looking to explain its loss and find a new candidate to get them to win. back in the 1950s, the and by a landslide in 1956. >> your thoughts about his legacy then. rockefeller and create some kind of legacy for moderation? >> well, what he did was he started a national repu
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going back to jack kennedy. but the republicans were far to the right of anything we've seen from that party ever. self-deportation, forget the 47%, treat women like they belong in binders, ignore the rights of gay people, crack down on abortion rights even in cases of rape. all those wild statements, all the lingo in the gop platform approved in tampa and not a word. that one of the political parties has gone so far star board that not even ronald reagan could get aboard. and not jeb bush. tonight we're going to nail it. we go to the truth. and why was the truth not dare be reported in the mainstream media. joining me now is joan walsh of salon and david corn of mother jones. thank you both for joining us. here's what norm wornstooen told "the huffington post" about the broadcast networks. i can't recall a campaign where i've seen more lying going on and it wasn't si mettic, but it seemed pretty clear to me that the republican campaign was just far more over the top. that's the unreported big story of american politics. if voters are going to be able to hold accountable political
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out to be one of the most beloved and capable first ladies in history. jack kennedy was only 31 when she became first lady but she was only the third youngest. frances is much younger, only 21. frances becomes sort of a fashion while model, much like jackie kennedy was. everything frances wore women wanted to wear. her haircut, every woman needed a haircut. everybody had to have her clothing. she became one of the most beloved, probably the most popular woman in the country. all across the country people named their daughter's frances and named their son's frances as she was a great first lady. first lady. there was a funny story, they were once waiting outside. cleveland spent a lot of his part -- presidency in the home for privacy. they are waiting for clevelancleveland and frances to go out and picnic and cleveland is out there talking to the press and frances doesn't show up and she doesn't show up. cleveland is getting really irritated so he says to the press, there is no story, there is no picnic in the go storming into the house. the press did not wait. they knew cleveland and
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and the rationale for why that works, why that produces more prosperity. how jack kennedy did and how it works. you don't hear the administration. they can't argue the facts because they do not act them out. they also can't come forward and have an honest discussion about object desire. are conservatives are your project is is to elevate everybody by increasing prosperity, unleashing the private sector from overbearing covenant reasonable, but overbearing government regulations so everybody can prosper. we believe there's an unlimited ability to hit the left believe is a fixed amount of the pie and it's never going to get in a bakery. you don't hear the last articulating a response to that discussion because what obama wants to do is force redistribution. if he were honest about that, honest about his goals are not just equalizing everyone, but bringing them down because that's what happens when you try to equalize income. you bring everybody down. if people were honest and give a philosophical defense, the american people would reject resoundingly. so instead he tries to turn conservatives into th
tax credit. tracy: right. >> that was the way jack kennedy turned the economy around when he became president. and you know, some people don't like to hear it but that is pure keynesian economics right out of the bible that 'canes wrote, not the bible. tracy: if only. thanks for sharing your thoughts. ashley: we appreciate it. much more on the fiscal cliff ahead. energy 21 chairman john shiller says the outcome will greatly impact his industry as you can imagine. he is our special guest coming up. tracy: congressman tom cole says even if the congress passes the president's tax cuts it will not solve the problem, spending. let's see how oil is trading. the dow fallen further down 84 points. oil trading $86.27 a barrel. about a rise of 50 cents. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] this is the age of knowing what you're made of. why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. ask if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain; it may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. side effects include headache
. >> from washington, chris matthews. his back "jack kennedy, elusive hero" out now in paperback. let's stop for a second and talk about what we just saw there. isn't it great a politician of either party gets rewarded that way with a standing ovation at madison square garden for bipartisanship, for crossing party lines? >> i agree, joe. i agree completely and he's at 76% in that state, and he'll probably beat cory booker and has a very good shot of being a wende wendell wilke, a very popular figure that could actually take on hillary clinton if she runs. >> a 72% approval rating in one of the reddest, mo pro-union states in america. that's defying political gravity. >> i think the fact that it's jersey has a lot more to do with whether it's blue or red. jersey, and the jersey boys about the four seasons and of course, you know, the boss and all that's going on right now. everything's about jersey for some reason because it's gritty, it's ethnic, it's italian, has a certain attitude, "the sopranos", that's the negative thing. but it's a gritty, ethnic thing coming on strong. when you ask som
about jack kennedy and i remember looking at it and it was very much exploring the area of the women and all that kind of stuff. and i was aware that this was such -- because you're now dealing with fact and mythology and dealing with the american psyche and what he represents and the darker side and what it could do and open up, i just thought this is too much for me. and also it has to be handled -- i didn't think that every brodget that's been around, i don't think anyone has been able to hand that will in a way i would feel comfortable getting involved in. because you are opening up a massive can of worms there and all the ramifications of it. and the idea of people in high ranking positions and adulterous affairs is still very current. and they would be something valid and exciting about getting involved in exploring that issue but you are starting to tinker with things that are -- you start to wake a dragon and if you don't feel like you have the machine in place to deal with that, then it's like -- it can the danger zone. i remember when i was at drama school and have you acti
that was in development came to me about jack kennedy and i remember looking at it and it was very much exploring the area of the women and all that kind of stuff. and i was aware that this was such -- because you're now dealing with fact and mythology and dealing with the american psyche and what he represents and the darker side and what it could do and open up, i just thought this is too much for me. and also it has to be handled -- i didn't think that every brodget that's been around, i don't think anyone has been able to hand that will in a way i would feel comfortable getting involved in. because you are opening up a massive can of worms there and all the ramifications of it. and the idea of people in high ranking positions and adulterous affairs is still very current. and they would be something valid and exciting about getting involved in exploring that issue but you are starting to tinker with things that are -- you start to wake a dragon and if you don't feel like you have the machine in place to deal with that, then it's like -- it can the danger zone. i remember when i was at drama school and
. [laughter] yes and i think there is no kennedys the audience. i think jack was much more predatory even than his father was. joe kennedy spent his -- joe kennedy had an arrangement muchly proves his father that i don't embarrass you and they do whatever i want. and he tried not to embarrass rose. i don't think jack had that same code. i think he embarrassed jackie in a way that is inexcusable. gloria swanson, one of the things i found as i went to austin, texas to see that gloria swanson papers. i teach phd students. i'm probably the only historian who's made the trip to austin, texas coaches are great archives, including the lbj library, to look at the gloria swanson papers. and that gloria swanson papers i found her handwritten notes but she gave whoever wrote her autobiography. the autobiography had none of this stuff in the autobiography was written without much participation. remember when, who was sick, wilt chamberlain or charles barkley was asked -- was a part we? was a senior autobiography? is that i don't know. i haven't read it yet. [laughter] gloria swanson in these handwritten n
that there are no kennedys in the audience here, are there? [laughter] i think jack was much more predatory even than his father was. joe kennedy spent his -- joe kennedy and rose had an arrangement much like rose's father had had an arrangement with rose's mother that i don't embarrass you, and i do whatever the hell i want, says joe. and he didn't -- he tried not to embarrass rose. i don't think jack had that same, that same code. i think he 'em parissed jackie -- embarrassed jackie in a way that, you know, is inexcusable. gloria swanson, one of the things i found is i went to austin, texas, to see the gloria swanson papers. you know, i teach ph.d. students. i'm probably the only historian who's made the trip to austin, texas, which has these great archives including the lbj library to look at the gloria swanson papers. and in the gloria swanson papers i found her handwritten notes that she gave her, whoever wrote her autobiography. the autobiography had none of this stuff, and the autobiography was written, you know, without much participation from her. remember when, god, who was it? wilt chamberlain
no bootlegging of any sort. here and then we will go across to what extent did john kennedy know of his father's relationships with multiple women. [laughter] >> yes and i think there are no cavities in the audience here jack was much more predatory even then his father was joe kennedy spent, joe kennedy and rose had an arrangement much like her father fi had an arrangement with rose's mother and then do whatever the hell i want, and he didn't. he tried not to embarrass rose. i don't think jack had that same code that is inexcusable, gloria swanson, one of the things i found as i went to austin texas to see the glorious papers and i teach ph.d. students i'm the only historian who's made the trip to austin texas which has these great archives including the lbj library to look at the gloria swanson papers i felt her hand written and the autobiography is written without much participation. remember who was it will chamberlain, charles barkley or someone was asked -- what is this doing in your biography and autobiography? he said i don't know i haven't read it yet. gloria swanson in these handwrit
kennedy was fascinating. i appreciate that, jack. i'm glad you saw that appearance last thursday. finally tonight, the "factor" tip of the day. photo album. my mother made one of my life. it's the best gift i've ever received. i like it. pictures very meaningful, especially old pictures. the gifts you put in a collage, a little photo book, lasts a lifetime. that is it for us tonight. please check out the fox news "factor" website different than billoreilly.com. a controversial talking points memo this evening. if you missed it, check it out. we've had enough here. we've had enough of these people using the race card, attacking christmas, demeaning, you know,
? >> absolutely. absolutely. ♪ >> reporter: at the recent kennedy center honors, jack black -- >> led zeppelin! >> reporter: summed up the legend of led zeppelin with three simple words. >> best band ever. >> reporter: take us through how this banned came together finally. >> i'd been playing over here. we were getting pretty sort of avant-garde and experimental during that time. but the band got to a point where it split up, basically. and then the search began for a musician. >> reporter: page, a celebrated session player first drafted another accomplished studio musician john paul jones. he then travelled to england's midland where he found 19-year-old robert plant howling the blues. and john bonham hammering the drums. >> i went along to see him. i just sort of felt john bonham. >> from that very first song i never experienced anything like that in any of the other bands or situations. >> reporter: when did it get big? '69? >> it got big the minute we met. that's what it meant to us. it was just like, bang, what's that? ♪ >> i think going back to the first album
musician after louis armstrong, to appear on the cover of "time" magazine. he was honored at the kennedy center, and got to watch his own sons perform music on stage. ♪ ♪ ♪ . dave brubeck, american master, was one day short of his 92nd birthday. >>> and jack brooks has died, had was a student of texas, an enemy of richard nixon, attacked government waste all his life. he was pro labor, pro guns and pro district funds. he was in the vehicle when president kennedy was killed in dallas, he was among the giants in congress, over 42 combative years in the house of representatives. jack brooks was eighty-nine years old. >>> and a prank phone call gets the attention in london and around the world this morning. two morning radio hosts had the bright idea to call the hospital treating the pregnant duchess. they asked to speak to her, and unlikely as it may seem they got through to her nurse. and you're about to hear, the call sounded like a bad monty python sketch, with them doing an act of queen elizabeth. >> good morning. how may i help you? >> hello, i'm just after my granddaughter, kate
. and that sustained as the father said through trials like the kennedy funeral to plan on will jack's futile. i love that story about his work in chicago where he worked to desegregate the catholic hospitals and the catholic high schools working with the cardinal and became good friends of martin luther king. in that story of him convincing senator kennedy to make that phone call is great because what ended up happening is kennedy campaign had been told that if he stayed positive but nixon, khrushchev working, the governors are going to try their support to nixon. so it was kennedy -- excuse me, it was castro working, khrushchev and king as their positive about them and the support was granted to nixon and the idea was to reach out to him to mrs. king to the campaign didn't approve it so he went to the hotel room in chicago and waited for the advisers to meet and the last guide was one of on will jack's closest advisers and he goes into the bathroom and she says what you call and express our sympathy i don't know how to get a hold of her she passan her number if in less than a minute he comes out of
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